If the work I am doing here helps you, please consider donating as this is my only source of income

Ask yourselves why there is a divergence between the blue line to the right and the grey and red lines that our government says unemployment is at. Could it be because our government no longer counts those that are unemployed for any length of time?

If 6,500 STEM workers will donate $20.00 each, I will take this battle to Washington DC where it belongs

For those following my work, you know it needs to be done.

For those that don’t, here is part of a discussion I had today.

Comments:

  1. You’re absolutely right that no one has your back. Worse, you’ve been betrayed by all the major institutions, government, academia, even the press to some extent.
  1. However, the techies are partly to blame for not organizing and pressuring Congress. I’ve said many times that even 10,000 committed, vocal activists would be enough to fix the problem.  But most techies are reticent people who don’t like to speak out.
  1. Talented immigrants are just like talented natives: They basically have just one shot at success, when they’re young.  After age 35, big problems arise, whether native or immigrant.

Do we really want to force our children into a lifetime of minimum wage work if they haven’t shown that they are the sharpest kid in the country by the 9th grade?

Hell, I was dreaming of drag racing, women and partying in the 9th grade.

I didn’t even know what technology was or even that opportunity was available to all regardless of their place of birth or social class.

I’m sorry, but I believe this is what America means not only to Americans, but to the World.

The American Dream is a national ethos of the United States, a set of ideals in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility for the family and children, achieved through hard work in a society with few barriers. In the definition of the American Dream by James Truslow Adams in 1931, “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” regardless of social class or circumstances of birth.[1]

The idea of the American Dream is rooted in the United States Declaration of Independence which proclaims that “all men are created equal” and that they are “endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights” including “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”[2]

Do we really want to throw that away?

I’ll be the first person to admit that I shouldn’t be your champion, but unless you are going to do it, and you’ve spent the last twelve years studying it, who will?

Why 6,500?

That is what it will take to get this dead horse off of my neck so that I can focus on what needs to be done.

It will get me to zero.

I will figure out how to make the rest happen.

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If America and Europe would fire Infosys, Infosys would fire 85.1 Percent of their employees…

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Imagine that.

Merry Christmas Infosys, You Christmas Hater….

Infosys management routinely disparaged Americans, including Mrs. Awasthi, as not having “family values,” and stated that layoffs in America are good because the jobs will be outsourced.

Infosys management ridiculed Mrs. Awasthi for celebrating the American holiday of Thanksgiving, telling her that she should not celebrate Thanksgiving because she is Indian, and that therefore she must work on Thanksgiving Day.

Infosys management ridiculed Mrs. Awasthi’s children for celebrating Thanksgiving, and called them “ABCD” short for “American-Born Confused Desi,” and “IBCD” short for “Indian-Born Confused Desi,” insulting terms used to criticize people of Indian ancestry who are Americanized.

Infosys management ridiculed Mrs. Awasthi for celebrating Christmas, saying that “we” do not celebrate Christmas, and that she should not celebrate Christmas. Infosys management repeatedly discussed the quality of Mrs. Awasthi`s work by explicitly commenting on their expectations for “a woman your age.”

http://www.vdare.com/posts/infosys-employee-ridiculed-for-celebrating-christmas-and-thanksgiving



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It’s Important To Be A Little Skeptical

I think it’s important to be a little skeptical.  Near as I can tell, the “media” — whatever this word means — aren’t really interested in solving our problems.  And while it’s easy to laugh at stupidity, it’s even easier when you don’t think the stupidity is coming out of your own pocket or progeny.

A few years ago (in #89), I wondered:

  • . . . if somewhere in Washington or Beijing, our guys and their guys haven’t kicked around a plan to divide Planet Earth into two spheres of influence.  Communist China, of course, would secretly consider more than one sphere to be “against the laws of science,” but they’d go along with the gag for now.

Reading this again made me think about Russia’s headaches, of course, and Cuba, and my #3 mailing “Unrestricted Warfare” which I should probably attach to this mailing.

#3 — Unrestricted Warfare — of We Avoid Risk By Sacrificing Children

Beijing has just published an editorial chock full of “amusing” red flags that concludes:

  •  “China hopes Russia can regain its economic strength as soon as possible.  But anything we can do to help will be limited to what Russia asks for.”  (“How long can Russia withstand the crisis?” — Global Times, 2014-12-22)

There you go.  Coincidentally, today, according to the “media,” Washington is asking for Beijing’s help with North Korea’s attack on Sony.

I’ll be stubborn and say I still think it’s important to be a little skeptical.
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Why were the H-1B Visa holders unable to create jobs in their homeland?

We are always told that they are the best and the brightest the world has to offer, and they will create jobs.

I find that hard to believe because if it were true, they could create the jobs at home that are so desperately needed by the people of their country.

They are here, because this is where the jobs are, and they want a piece of the pie.

Which I don’t blame them for that.

But I do blame our government for not doing more to protect our citizens from what is happening.

Do you realize that no American will ever have any reason to strive for anything in America when the door is closed to them before they have even reached 9th grade because of their circumstances of birth?

http://fortune.com/2014/12/20/jesse-jackson-talks-diversity-in-silicon-valley/

Do we really want to put an end to this?

“life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” regardless of social class or circumstances of birth.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Dream

And if we do this as a nation, where will people go for this opportunity when we have destroyed it?

Will they go to communist china and Tiananmen Square?

Will they go to countries that enforce such backwards practices as stoning and worse to those who have been raped?

Where will our people go?

If you can’t answer that, perhaps it is time that we did more to Keep America At Work by restoring the American Dream for Americans here in America!

 

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Chief Radio Electronics Technician WM-9995-10 (210)

The navy gave me my first job and for that I am deeply grateful as it led to a lifetime of technology work even though I must admit I wasn’t a very good sailor.

On a small ship like that, even though you might not hold the rank of E-6 or above, the opportunity is there to become radio watch supervisor.

Luckily the people I sailed with gave me the opportunity to teach myself things like electronic and teletype repair on my off time and for that I am very grateful as it allowed me to learn that I was very good with complex technology of all types.

From that humble beginning, it led to a life doing electronics repair, quality assurance engineering, software development, data analysis and project management.

All things that would not have been available to me if I had stayed in the ranching community that I grew up in.

So I am very grateful to the navy.

These days I cannot buy an interview, and I would be all over this job that I saw posted today if I could meet the requirements.

But with my credit being destroyed after twelve years of being unable to find steady work, well I don’t think the Military Sealift Command would give me that opportunity again and I know that the IRS and Child Support would not allow me to get a passport even though this would be a way for them to garnish my pay and see those two bills finally paid in full.

But there might be others out there that are not quite as bad off as I am that are seeking opportunity, so I’m going to post this job here for them.



I will say this though.

If I had known that our corporations were going to send our jobs offshore, and import temporary workers on visas to displace Americans in America, I think I would have stayed in the Navy and Retired.

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https://sealiftcommand.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/JOA15-210-02EXOC.pdf

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“Fellow-Passengers To The Grave”

What Gallup calls “race relations” — what Americans call “racism” — is economic scapegoating misunderstood.

In a well-adjusted economy, this so-called racism would never succeed as a cheap diversion, much less a major U.S. problem.

“As a Major U.S. Problem, Race Relations Sharply Rises”

www.gallup.com/poll/180257/major-problem-race-relations-sharply-rises.aspx

  • After barely registering with Americans . . . for two decades, race relations now matches the economy in Americans’ mentions of the country’s top problem, and is just slightly behind government (15%).

“Santa’s real workshop: the town in China that makes the world’s Christmas decorations”

www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2014/dec/19/santas-real-workshop-the-town-in-china-that-makes-the-worlds-christmas-decorations

  • Yiwu is home to 600 factories that collectively churn out over 60% of all the world’s Christmas decorations and accessories. . . .

“Mileva Marich”

www.32poems.com/issues/david-moolten-%E2%80%A2-mileva-maric

  • She’s the physicist whose cabbage soup
    And lint brush gave Einstein the time to solve
    Time and also for Elsa and Miss S,
    His stray eurekas in the dark, principles
    He illuminated with apple-falling grasp
    While she waited up with the clock like one
    Of those observers on railroad platforms.

The “Santa’s workshop” story reminds me to ask:

How can low prices support high wages?

The poem about the Serbian woman reminds me of A Christmas Carol, and “to think of people . . . as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.”

 

 

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Merry Christmas

I don’t normally do this even though I might think it.

I just wanted to propose a toast.

To my two sons freezing to death in Maine, one with my love of beer, and the other that appears to have my love of cars.

To my cousin Dirk in Germany (I guess we’re cousins)

To my navy buddies and software buddies that I’ve worked with around the world and lost touch with over the years.

And to the friends I have made over the years.

And especially to our veterans that are working the same hours I did in worse conditions.

I spent my life chasing the best paying jobs that America had to offer, and I caught that ????? and rode it for all I was worth and made it to the top, only to see our employers send our jobs offshore and import visa holders to displace us.

It cost me a lot.
Everything as a matter of fact.

Would I do anything different?

Probably not…

Would I have enjoyed your friendship and drank those drinks with you?

You can bet your ??? on it.

Merry Christmas and to those that don’t like it, go ???? yourself

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Sony Hack: The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea?

So inspiring.

All these brave people, stepping up to denounce the cowardice.

I have to wonder:

How much do these brave multinational people know about North Korea or geography?

If they’d been told the Sony cyberattack came from China —

(or, for that matter, from Israel, or Russia, or Japan)

— would they be nearly so brave?

(And who would have told them?)

Cherchez la Chine — and follow your nose.

Link:

“President Obama, Wall Street Financiers, Corporate CEOs And Members Of Congress Meet Together To Plan Strategy To Sell And Pass Free-Trade Agreements”

www.manufacturingnews.com/news/2014/President-And-CEOs-Meet%20To-Pass-TPA-And-TPP-1217141.html

  • Obama gave up on representing the interests of American workers early on, Scott argues, when University of Chicago economist and 2008 Obama campaign advisor Austan Goolsbee was “secretly” telling the Canadian embassy that Obama’s statement about renegotiating NAFTA was meant to dupe working-class voters in the Midwestern states to vote for him.

The word “game” appears several times in this article —

— a reminder for which we voters and consumers can be grateful.

 
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Learn all the technology you can and be unemployable from 2003 till 2015…

I’ve been thinking a lot about how I got into this situation lately.

After all, I will turn 57 in a few days and all I have to look forward to is jail and poverty.

If I had done it to myself, you would never hear a peep from me.

But, I didn’t do it to myself.

The U.S.-based CEO of one of the world’s largest hedge funds told me that his firm’s investment committee often discusses the question of who wins and who loses in today’s economy. In a recent internal debate, he said, one of his senior colleagues had argued that the hollowing-out of the American middle class didn’t really matter. “His point was that if the transformation of the world economy lifts four people in China and India out of poverty and into the middle class, and meanwhile means one American drops out of the middle class, that’s not such a bad trade,” the CEO recalled.

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/01/the-rise-of-the-new-global-elite/308343/?single_page=true

To make it short, I can’t buy a interview let alone a job that will allow me to put a roof over my head, provide for my little dogs, and pay off that dead horse of about $130,000 to child support, IRS, and Student Loans.

And I’ve been in this situation since 2003 when I had recently turned 45.

Now tell me this.

I learned everything I could about technology, both hardware and software, that I could.

And I have worked in that field all of my life, which is supposed to be the hottest field and accounts for the top 13% best paying jobs in America.

Yet I am unemployable.

So I fight.

For my future

For your future

For your children’s future.

And mine.

Because by the time you wake up and pull your head out of the sands of denial, it will be too late for you and you will be repeating the actions in this video.



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President Obama, You are NOT fighting for the American People

Received this email just now:

Friend —

A lot has changed in the six years I’ve been president.

As I look ahead at my final two years in office, I want you to know two things:

1.) I’m so proud of the progress we’ve made together so far. Thank you. Because of folks like you, we’ve been able to accomplish incredible things — change that is making people’s lives better today. That’s the reason we do this work.

2.) I’m not done. I won’t stop fighting for the American people until the day I leave this office. That’s a promise.

No matter how much partisan gridlock gets in the way or how powerful some special interests seem, I know we can keep making real, lasting change.

I can’t do it alone. That’s as true today as it was at the start.

So, I hope you’re ready to go — say you’ll keep fighting alongside OFA any way you can in 2015:

http://my.barackobama.com/Recommit-for-2015

Thank you,

Barack Obama

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Problem is, as the governments own data will show you, He is actually fighting for the foreign temporary worker so that Americans in America will be displaced.

The following charts come from Table A-7 of the Department of Labor’s data.

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The following chart comes from the data files the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission maintains.

So tell me again President Obama.

How are you fighting for the American People?

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Farm and Agricultural workers should join the STEM workers Union

President Obama recently said on TV that Americans will not take farm worker jobs, or something to that effect.

And today they released a report showing what the minimum wage should be for these temporary workers brought in to displace American Farm and Agricultural Workers in America.

farm_stem

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-12-19/pdf/2014-29746.pdf

You can view that report by clicking on the link above.

Many workers here in Texas are working for less than that $10.35 per hour rate.

Why do we assume that they do not want to be paid that much and will not take those jobs?

 

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Would you join a union of American STEM Workers to Keep Americans Employed in America?

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As you can see, in May of 2013 we had 16,944,480 STEM jobs in America.

2,107,070 of them are Software jobs in America.

If a person were to study the LCA Applications for temporary workers to be brought in under a H-1B visa, you quickly realize that 65% of them are for these software jobs in America.

During the years from 2001 to 2013 we issued anywhere between a low of 339,243 to a high of 494,565 of these H-1B visas.

The H-1B visa currently is capped at 65,000 for the regular visa and an additional 20,000 for advanced educated visa holders.

The difference between the visas issued and the 85,000 visa cap is the amount of visa renewals each year.

This means that we had a low of 220,508 to a high of 321,467 renewals for Software Jobs alone if we multiply the visas issued by 65%

Keep in mind that there were only 2,107,070 of these Software Jobs in America AND these renewals are for periods of three years which could easily account for a million jobs or more.

As you can see, Americans are slowly getting forced out of the software portion of the STEM industry.

And the one’s I have heard from are saying something along these lines:

Most people, even family, just don’t get it.  This is not like unemployment in the past.  In my early 20s, I tried every sort of job for around 4 years or so.  I could always get another job – maybe not a great one – but I was never out of work for any long stretches.  That’s what’s different now – you can’t get another job and get back control of your own life no matter what you do.  Some employed people may be sympathetic to a degree, but they really don’t see it (and maybe don’t want to see it) for what it really is – the end of working and making a decent living, and the end of financial independence.  And you’re NOT going to get a job at Mac Donald’s or Target or the local supermarket because the Latinos etc already have it.  You’re NOT going to join the young baristas at Starbuck’s or the waiters and waitresses at Chili’s because all the college kids and recent graduates who can’t get good jobs anywhere else are already working there.  The low-end, low-pay jobs are all taken and the professional jobs are being given to cheaper foreign workers.

Is high tech’s current treatment of American STEM professionals just a pilot project for some future nation-wide screwing of nearly all American professional men and women?  I don’t know, but should anyone really be surprised if it is?  There’s only way that most people will wake up – when it happens to them when they lose their jobs and their incomes and lifestyles.  Then they’ll be shocked and outraged and demand that something be done.  But as long as it’s just 20-25 million of their fellow Americans including hundreds of thousands of displaced STEM professionals, who cares?  What’s that old saying?  When they came for all the others, I didn’t care because I didn’t know any of them, but by the time they came for me – there was nobody left to care.

Many of you will be in denial and say this is not happening.

Those of us that have been through it know for a fact that it is happening.

Many of you may be immigrants, or the sons and daughters of immigrants.

I too am of German descent.

I will always believe we need to be a country where people can immigrate to America and become and American if that is what they want to do.

Just like your family or my family did.

And I will always believe that they should be able to apply for any job that their skills allow them to strive for just as I believe Americans should be allowed to do the same.

BUT.

Bringing in temporary workers to displace Americans in America where Americans are being forced to train their replacements is not immigration.

It simply is the very same tactics that were used by corporations to break union picket lines by using scabs.

Which leaves us in a position where we can be silent and slowly but surely be forced out of our high paying jobs by temporary workers brought in for less money and find that there are no similar or better paying jobs to be had.

Or we can band together and begin to educate our fellow citizens via radio and tv ads so that their children, and our children will still have the opportunity to strive for the moon if that is their goal.

My thoughts on how to do this are simple, and I’m willing to step aside and join myself if anybody has a better plan:

  1. Annual dues of $20.00
  2. The money will be used to air radio and tv ads and to provide subsistence level work for our unemployed STEM workers until we can find them work again.

By that, I mean that we would hire them at $600 per week and use their skills to do the research and development that is necessary to build our knowledge base and educate  our fellow citizens and to contact our employers, both large and small to help educate them as to what is happening and why it is bad for the future of America, and most importantly, work with these employers to get our members back to work so that they can provide for their families.

I am but one man.

My resources are limited, and I can’t get this message in front of 16 million STEM workers, but all of us working together can do exactly that.

It really is that simple.

Are you wondering if you are considered a STEM worker?

http://www.bls.gov/oes/2013/may/stem_groups.htm

You might be surprised that you are, and you can verify it by clicking on the link above.

United We Stand

Divided We Fall

I want to get back to work and stay at work as an American in America.

Do you?

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“I read Bob Hall’s pieces daily and love them for their clarity and wisdom.”

— Pat Choate, author and economist

“Few commentators have been more pessimistic in recent years about the course of the American economy than Bob Hall—and few have been closer to the truth.”

 

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“Bob Hall writes accurately, honestly, and directly about things that really matter.  He calls a spade a spade and in our time and in our situation this is badly needed.”

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A “Heads Up” To Entertain The Censors

I’ll be sending you an e-mail — from DollarToTheGiant.alternate.1@Gmail.com — with a 2.7 MB .zip file attached.

Please share this 2014 sampler of We Avoid Risk By Sacrificing Children with as many people as you can.

Some recent comments:

  • “Everyone needs this for Christmas.  Download and forward to ten friends.”
  • “The kind of thinking we need if we are to have a future.”
  • “Ranks among the most important writings in our nation’s history.”

Thank you.

Next, I’ll try smoke signals.

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“I’ve spent years writing and speaking on the US-China relationship and nobody understands the consequences our nation faces as well as Bob Hall.  Informative, entertaining, accurate, and frankly terrifying, he’s been a lonely voice of political and economic truth.”

 

— Dr. Greg Autry, co-author/producer, Death by China

 

“I read Bob Hall’s pieces daily and love them for their clarity and wisdom.”

— Pat Choate, author and economist

“Few commentators have been more pessimistic in recent years about the course of the American economy than Bob Hall—and few have been closer to the truth.”

 

— Eamonn Fingleton, author of In Praise of Hard Industries: Why Manufacturing, Not the Information Economy, Is the Key to Future Prosperity
“Bob Hall writes accurately, honestly, and directly about things that really matter.  He calls a spade a spade and in our time and in our situation this is badly needed.”

— Ralph Gomory, research professor, New York University

“Bob Hall has a unique gift for cutting through the fog of media and political spin to reveal the root causes of some of the gravest threats to our economy and society.  His honesty and keen insights are a breath of fresh air in a politically charged atmosphere where deceit, manipulation, special interests and treachery increasingly dominate the conversation.  Ignore his warnings at your own risk.”

 

— Zachary Hubbard, United States Army (Ret), former department head of the Information Warfare Division, Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University

 

“The United States of America needs a lot more truth tellers like Robert Hall.”

— Richard McCormack, editor, Manufacturing & Technology News

“Bob Hall is an American patriot with a broad vision that sees what the experts overlook.  He challenges the conventional wisdom and exposes its false assumptions with deep insights and wisdom.”

 

— Clyde Prestowitz, writer on global affairs and president of the Economic Strategy Institute

 

“Bob Hall’s compendium provides an invaluable service; he cuts thru cacophony of the mainstream media.  I look forward to his emails; he pulls no punches, and while I don’t agree with everything (who could?), he keeps me on my toes and thinking.”

 

— Chuck Spinney, author of Defense Facts of Life: The Plans/Reality Mismatch and editor of The Blaster: Comments on Politics, Foreign Policy, and Defense

 

“Bob Hall’s contribution is one of the first posts I read in the morning.  It helps me to navigate my way through the news of the day, bearing down on what’s real and vital, discarding the banal and misleading.  It’s an indispensable resource in a world awash in trivia disguised as information.”

— Jeffrey St. Clair, editor, CounterPunch

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How many Computer and Mathematical jobs are created in Austin, TX?

  • 2013 – 50,370
  • 2012 – 45,910
  • 2011 – 46,170
  • 2010 – 43,210

What is that, a little over 7,000 jobs in 4 years.

And the Austin area had a population of 885,400 in 2013

That means that Computer and Mathematical jobs in Austin only account for .008% of the population.

On a national average, they account for nearly 6% of the population.

http://www.bls.gov/oes/2010/may/oes_12420.htm

 

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Does Microsoft deserve your business or should you shun them?

Another round of layoffs hit Microsoft employees on Wednesday as part of the company’s massive 18,000 layoff announced in July.

About 3,000 employees were let go, reports ZD Net’s Mary Jo Foley.

Microsoft company confirmed the layoffs to us with this statement:

“We’ve taken another step that will complete almost all the 18,000 reductions announced in July. The reductions happening today are spread across many different business units, and many different countries.”

Sources told Foley that these cuts are mostly coming from human resources, finance, sales and marketing and IT.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-confirms-latest-layoffs-2014-10#ixzz3MFqRCCjl

A decent company would have found a way to transfer these people into other jobs within the country, wouldn’t they?

And if they didn’t have the skills, they would have offered to help them gather the new skills, wouldn’t they?

After all, that is what you do when the people that work for you are more than a disposable commodity, is it not?

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http://www.myvisajobs.com/H1B-Visa/SearchLCA.aspx

Looking at the shopping list that myvisajobs maintains, it is apparent that they are still looking for more people, isn’t it?

I reported on the Vancouver center back in May, when I pointed out that there was a glaring contradiction that no one seems to have noticed:  According to theBusinessWeek article, “There, Microsoft will hire and train 400 software developers from around the world to work on mobile and cloud projects.”  Did you catch that?  “…hire and TRAIN”!  Remember, the whole rationale for  hiring the foreign workers — claimed by U.S. employers and codified in Canadian law — is that the employers resort to hiring foreign workers because there are insufficient domestic workers who have the specialized skills for the jobs.  Yet Microsoft is TRAINING the foreign workers in these skills.

http://normsaysno.wordpress.com/2014/12/14/hidden-in-plain-sight-again/

And they can’t say that they aren’t willing to train them, can they?

Or is it only Americans in America that they aren’t willing to train?

Perhaps it is time that we start treating these companies like a disposable commodity and quit using their products?

Maybe then a company will rise up that will do its part to Keep America At Work…

 

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